Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu May 2nd 2013 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Solomon Burke “She Thinks I Still Care”
from Proud Mary: The Bell Sessions (Sundazed 2000) —This song was recorded by George Jones in 1962 and became his third #1 country and western hit. This version was recorded in 1969 and was previously unreleased until this 2000 expanded reissue of his 1969 'Proud Mary' album.
The Funk Brothers “All For You”
from 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers Single (Motown/Universal 2004) —Music bed. 1965 Motown instrumental.
Thee Midniters “Empty Heart”
from Thee Complete Midniters: Songs of Love, Rhythm & Psychedelia! (MicroWerks 2009) —1965 Rolling Stones cover out of East L.A.
The Rumblers “Blockade aka That's It”
from Intoxica! Strange and Sleazy Instrumental Sounds from the SoCal Suburbs (Ace Records 2006) —Music bed. Southern California garage rock instrumental by the band who named themselves after Link Wray's 1958 hit 'Rumble.'
The Exciters “Soul Motion”
from Soul Motion: The Complete Bang, Shout and RCA Recordings 1966-1969 (Kent 2009) —Written by Bert Berns and Jeff Barry and recorded in 1967. Why wasn't this a big hit? Flat-out terrific.
Shirley Scott “Soul Shoutin'”
from The Very Best of Prestige Records (60th Anniversary) (Concord Records, Inc. 2009) —Music bed. 1963 soul jazz instrumental recorded for the Prestige label.
The Pastel Six “A Week From Tuesday”
from Intoxica! Strange And Sleazy Instrumental Sounds From the SoCal Suburbs (Ace Records 2006) —Music bed. A toast to the Pastel Six who have been providing musical beds for Memphis to Manchester for many years.
George Jones “Hearts in My Dream”
from The Best Of George Jones Volume One: Hardcore Honky Tonk (Mercury www.virginemirecords.com 1991) —RIP George Jones. Written by George Jones and Roger Miller. 1957 Mercury recording. There has never been a better country music vocalist.
George Jones “Just One More”
from The Best Of George Jones Volume One: Hardcore Honky Tonk (Mercury www.virginemirecords.com 1991) —Written by George Jones and recorded in 1956.
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant “The Rolling Sky”
from Swingin' on the Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection - Vol. 2 (Razor & Tie 1999) —Music bed. 1956 Capitol instrumental written by Jimmy Bryant.